The 60s : Montreal Thinks Big

Barbieri, Olivo and Fournier, Marcel and Lortie, André and Sorkin, Michael and Cohen, Jean-Louis. The 60s : Montreal Thinks Big. Montréal, Qc: Centre canadien d'architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture; Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2004.

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Abstract (English)

"In the 1960s, Montreal, like many other large cities - Paris, Philadelphia, and Rio among them - embarked on a program of change on a monumental scale. With its metro, underground shopping promenades, and 1967 world's fair, it stood out from the rest in a remarkable way. In Montreal, new skyscrapers and expressways fundamentally transformed the architectural and urban landscape without permanently compromising the viability of the city centre. Archetypal among North American and European cities affected by the same phenomenon, Montreal remains unique because of the vision that shaped its development. This richly illustrated volume explores the ideas that were to define Montreal's future - ideas whose effects are still being felt today. Framed by a striking photographic essay, it includes contributions by a group of diverse and distinguished scholars, together with a wealth of drawings, maps, charts, models, photographs, and literary vignettes that reveal the perceptions and visions of urban planners, architects, writers, and artists of the period. Published to accompany the exhibition "The 60s : Montreal Thinks Big", organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, this book offers a new look at the social and architectural legacy of a momentous decade" -- Front flap of cover.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Lortie, André (Director); Barbieri, Olivo (Author); Fournier, Marcel (Author); Lortie, André (Author); Sorkin, Michael (Author); Cohen, Jean-Louis (Author)
Collation: 205 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781553650751
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montréal, Qc: Centre canadien d'architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture; Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre
Event Title: The 60s : Montreal Thinks Big
Type: Exhibition
Location: Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, QC)
Dates: 20 Oct. 2004 - 11 Sept. 2005
Copyright Statement: Canadian Centre for Architecture
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Includes biobliographical notes on Architects and Engineers active in Montréal in the 1960s (p. 198-199), a bibliography (p. 200-203), an index (p. 204-205).

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